Nokia 8.1 review and features
Nokia 8.1 unveiled in Dubai and today the company launched its latest smartphone in India.
Nokia 8.1 is not a successor to the Nokia 8 or Nokia 8 Sirocco in terms of specifications and also is not in the same segment as those flagship smartphones.
Nokia 8.1 has an elegant dual tone design with aluminum frame that fits pretty well in a sculpted glass body. Phone’s looks is enhanced with the chrome trims, first seen in Nokia 7 Plus.
Nokia 8.1 has a definite flair to it without any outlandish design choices, and the glass ,metal are sandwiched tastefully.
There is a 6.18 inch Full HD+ edge to edge display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio and 420ppi. It is an HDR10 compliant display and has a contrast ratio of 1500:1. With the notch and minimum bezels, the 8.1 manages to pack in large display than even the Nokia 7 plus.
It is beautiful and bright display- with great legibility outdoors in sun and the new Adaptive Brightness feature in Android 9 pie automatically adjusts your settings learning from your screen brightness preferences.
Nokia 8.1 is powered by Qualcomm snapdragon 710, Qualqomm is maiden Soc in its new 700 mobile platform series. Snapdragon 710 fits comfortably between the mid range 600 and high end 800 series and aims to make premium smartphone features more accessible via mid-range devices.
The al-powered snapdragon 710 is a sold chipset and the Nokia 8.1 could give you the impression of flagship innards in your daily drill. With 4Gb Ram, Smartphone just blazes through anything thrown at it
There is 64 GB if internal storage, and although it is expandable by up to 400 GB using microSD card, many multimedia hoarders would find it a tad underwhelming. The company has also shared that a 64 GB RAM plus 128 GB storage variant will be available in some markets like India later.
the model 8.1 has 3500 Mah battery with support for 182 fast charging.
this model 8.1 has a 12 MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and 1.4 micron pixel size combined with a 13 MP depth sensor with optical image stabilization. The Zeiss optics are combined with some all smarts like automatic scene detection and professional portrait shots, and Nokia’s pro camera goodness as well as dual sight mode that allows you simultaneously shoot and stream from both the cameras.
The phone interestingly allows you to capture 4K video at 30 fps .Apart from hardware stabilization, there is also EIS that would help in those videos.
Android one certification means the smartphone will receive two years of guaranteed Android upgrades and three years of monthly security uptades. Nokia 8.1 is also included in the Android Enterprise Recommended program.
Nokia 8.1 sits pretty between the mid range smartphone segmented and the flagship killers. It is a well rounded smartphone that tries to punch above the specifications sheet thanks to Qualcomm snapdragon 710 processor that aces the performance bit.
The cohesive experience and stylish design of the Nokia 8.1 makes me wonder if this best Nokia phone since HMD global brought the brand home.
Nokia 8.1 comes in three color variants -Blue/silver, steel/copper and iron/steel combination.
While the devices is going on sale in the Middle eat for 1499 Uae. It’s priced at 372$ IN INDIA. Nokia 8.1 will come in two color combinations – blue-silver and iron0steel and will go on sale from 21 December on Amazon.